Definition of


  1. (noun, person) an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
  2. (noun, person) a person having a strong liking for something

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Synonyms of Enthusiast

fancier, partisan, partizan

Origin of the word Enthusiast

  1. c.1600, pejorative, ?one who believes himself possessed of divine revelations or special communication from God,? from Gk. enthousiastes, from enthousiazein (see enthusiasm). General sense (not always entirely pejorative) is from mid-18c. more

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Words that sound like Enthusiast

endecott, endicott

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